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Juju Ginger

Left Hand Brewing Company

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

6.0 by scot have another Juju Ginger by Left Hand Brewing Company

Alright a beer that has ginger in its' name is a little suspect up front. Other beers from Left Hand have been enjoyable, so not too much to expect the same from this one. Beer pours with a finger of white foam. There is some lacing but almost no retention. Definite light ginger on the nose - not strong but subtly over whelming. There was a hint of malt too. Not really much else going on. The flavor caries the ginger taste. A hint of pale malts, finishing with some mild bitterness. A li...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 1 dude have another Juju Ginger by Left Hand Brewing Company 100%

hI.P.A

Magic Hat Brewing Company

American IPA

9.0 by scot have another hI.P.A by Magic Hat Brewing Company

To this point this is beer style number five from Magic Hat. It has been hit-or-miss so far. The level of expectation is mediocre. Let's give it a whirl and see what I can pull out of the hat this time. Not much foam and retention was at zero. So the beer didn't have a pretty top to it! Surprisingly the little bit of foam that was present did leave ten time the lacing versus the amount of foam. The scent was that of piny hops (as was expected); hints of grass and sweet malts as well. M...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 1 dude have another hI.P.A by Magic Hat Brewing Company 100%

Black Wheat

New Glarus Brewing Company

American Wheat Ale

8.0 by scot have another Black Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company

Finished rating Spotted Cow and then having a second and decided to go for Black Wheat. Why? I put the beers in the fridge in the order I wanted to try them: from what I thought I would like least to the most. Firm believer in saving the best for last. I just hope that my review isn't tainted by the fact that I am not expecting much here. Pours with an eighth of an inch of brown foam with no retention or lacing to speak of. The aroma has strong wheat, chocolate malt, and some coffee. I ac...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Black Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Spotted Cow

New Glarus Brewing Company

Cream Ale

9.0 by scot have another Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Company

A week after visiting New Glarus I finally decided to crack open the first beer that I bought while on the brewery hop. This is New Glarus's flagship beer and probably my favorite of the different varieties I have tried to this point. You might think this review will be biased but the beer is good, period. Poured the beer into my Spotted Cow glass I picked up on the brewery hop. It had a half finger white foamy head, with little retention and lacing. The aroma hints of lemon (lemongrass?) w...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 2 dudes have another Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale

New Holland Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

7.0 by rich have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company

Aroma: Standard IPA hop, but less piney more floral. Initial taste: Fairly straightforward IPA, slight slant to th sweet side. Overall: I've got respect for the New Holland group, they seem very serious about their craft. My initial thought that I was drinking just anotyher IPA. But, upon further reflection this is big sweetness, big hops, and big alcohol that blend very well together. The alcohol level is very much hidden (careful amatuers). I've got to try this again to be fair....read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company 100%

Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale

New Holland Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

7.0 by scot have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company

Poured without any head, so I can't say much about the retention and lacing. The aroma is that of hops, pine, and some malts. The taste follows the aroma. There are some citrus undertones. The pine comes through from start to finish and seems to have a little stronger hop/pine finish than Über Sun from Southern Tier, which I believe is far better over all. They do a great job hiding the high alcohol content and there is some sweetness. Nice job of balancing everything together. Not a...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company 100%

Imperial White

Boston Beer Company

Witbeir

4.0 by scot have another Imperial White by Boston Beer Company

Little to no head, retention and lacing follow. Small amount of carbonation. Spice, yeast, and coriander all seep their way into my nose. The spice aroma is the strongest of the three and actually a little overwhelming to me. The spice reminds me of some of the heavily Christmas spiced beers. The taste is surprisingly carbonated. The aroma is also right there as I tip my mason glass; once again the spice is overwhelming and probably distracts from the real flavor of the beer. The alcohol ...read more

Overall Rating: 6.5 by 2 dudes have another Imperial White by Boston Beer Company 0%

Imperial White

Boston Beer Company

Witbeir

9.0 by rich have another Imperial White by Boston Beer Company

Aroma: Wow, helluva lot going on here boys...fruit, spice, hops, and alcohol...Mr. Adams you have my attention. First taste: The taste matches my description on smell. Very complex, and definately a style bender/breaker for a Wit beer. And, the Sammy trick is that 10.3% ABV doesn't overwhelm, but there's a nice warm feel to it... in my tummy. Overall: There's a ton of shit to say about Jim Cook / Sam Adams / Boston Beer Co that I'll save for a later rant. When I bought the 4-packer, it was w...read more

Overall Rating: 6.5 by 2 dudes have another Imperial White by Boston Beer Company 0%

Über Sun

Southern Tier Brewing Company

American Wheat Ale

7.0 by scot have another Über Sun by Southern Tier Brewing Company

This is my first Southern Tier. I have heard a lot about this brewery and it seems that most enjoy almost anything they brew. So I thought: "self, time to try one." Wowzers! Imperial IPA overload. Two finger head with average retention and lacing. Has the aroma of hops and citrus (touch of wheat). Hops floods the taste buds followed by some citrus with a bit of hops and small touch of alcohol aftertaste. Medium creamy mouth feel. Well balanced. A refreshing beer that has a nice alcohol...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Über Sun by Southern Tier Brewing Company 100%

Über Sun

Southern Tier Brewing Company

American Wheat Ale

7.0 by rich have another Über Sun by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Aroma: It's a big-ass Imperial IPA, with a straight forward smell. Initial taste: The IPA signature strong hops balance a very sweet wheat to a perfect blend. Overall: I'm working on my appreciation of IPA. And with great brewing skills that ST apparently has in the execution of this big IPA, I'm starting to understand beer geekdom's affection for getting all hopp-ed up. You can miss the hops in Uber Sun, unless your taste buds were ripped out. But great ingredants, brewed in perfect balance re...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Über Sun by Southern Tier Brewing Company 100%

Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale

Two Brothers Brewing Company

Bière de Garde

8.0 by scot have another Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale by Two Brothers Brewing Company

I decided after yesterday's success with Two Brothers to try another. Also, it is serving as pre-gamer as Rich is coming over for a few tonight! Out of the bottle the beer pours clear, deep amber in color, little white foam with the same amount of retention and lacing. The aroma is that of sweet malt. A hint of earthiness and caramel are in there also. Above average amount of carbonation seen in the beer but the bubbles are smaller than "normal" so they don't affect the taste. The flavor c...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale by Two Brothers Brewing Company 100%

Ebel's Weiss Beer

Two Brothers Brewing Company

Hefeweizen

8.0 by scot have another Ebel's Weiss Beer by Two Brothers Brewing Company

I have had Two Brothers beers' in the past and didn't seem to like them. Maybe I didn't know how to appreciate them. I am giving them another chance. Pours with almost no head - white is the color of what is there. The color is a tad clearer than a "normal" Hefeweizen. Carries the aroma of clove, slight banana ester, and even yeast. The flavor follows the aroma with a strong clove and yeast, with some mild banana. Tasty. Average body. Overall, has the true Hefeweizen character. Another...read more

Overall Rating: 8.4 by 4 dudes have another Ebel's Weiss Beer by Two Brothers Brewing Company 100%

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